At Kiropraktis Chiropractic Center, we specialize in a muscular based approach to pain known as the Nimmo Technique. Also known as the Receptor Tonus Technique, the Nimmo Technique is not your typical chiropractic technique.At Cohen Chiropractic Trigger Point Center, we specialize in a muscular based approach to pain known as the Nimmo Technique. Also known as the Receptor Tonus Technique, the Nimmo Technique is not your typical chiropractic technique.
Dr J. Clay Thompson is the inventor who patented the drop mechanism as a tool for chiropractic use, hence it is later known as Thompson drop technique. The technique was known for enhancing the two critical components in adjustment: positioning and speed.
The Thompson drop mechanism applies Newton's First Law of Motion (referred as Inertia), allowing the practitioner to gain the acceleration/deceleration (impact velocity) necessary to deliver am effective adjustments. The sudden stopping of the table at the end of the drop creates a rapid deceleration force that is transferred to the spinal segment to be moved.
This technique is widely used in pediatric care especially, this allows for a gentle and gradual application of the adjustive force.
Critical to Thompson philosophy is the concept of prioritising the spine into primary, secondary and tertiary areas of subluxations. Primary subluxations are corrected first, followed by secondary and then tertiary areas of subluxations. The primary areas of the spine are the cervical and pelvic areas, secondary are the C-T junction and lumbar spine, and tertiary area is the remainder of the t-spine. Hence, Thompson is a full spine chiropractic approach to health care.